Year Built 1985 Year Remodeled 2004 Additional Property Description Experience the beauty of northern Californias beaches and lush natural landscape from the comfort of this luxurious Aptos hotel near the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Located just minutes from Seacliff Beach, this charming Aptos hotel offers easy access to the area s many attractions. The famed Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is just a short drive away, as is exciting whale watching, kayaking, sailing and more. Outdoor lovers delight in hiking through the majestic redwoods and other local flora at the nearby Wilder Ranch, Henry Cowell, and Nisene Marks State Parks. Go back in time on the historic Roaring Camp Railroads, sample some of California s finest wines at Santa Cruz wineries or get a glimpse of life under the sea at the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, less than an hour away. Another family favorite is picking berries at the U Pick farm. This Aptos, CA hotel is also within minutes of several PGA golf courses, including the Pasatiempo Golf Club and the DeLaveaga Golf Course. The full service BEST WESTERN PLUS Seacliff Inn boasts 149 well appointed guest rooms, including 10 oversized suites. Each room features cable satellite television, Wi Fi access and room service. Start the day off with a complimentary deluxe full breakfast or enjoy Severino s, an onsite restaurant and lounge. Other amenities at this Aptos hotel include a heated swimming pool, hot tub and business center. Business travelers have quick access to West Marine, Driscoll s Berries, Entertainment Productions and Granite Construction. Featuring beautifully landscaped grounds that include a courtyard, koi pond and waterfall, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Seacliff Inn is a premier event and meeting space in Aptos. With facilities that can accommodate up to 150, the property is a great choice for elegant weddings. Ma
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, the former estate of philanthropist and art collector Miss Ima Hogg, was completed in 1928 according to classical designs by renowned Houstonian architect John F. Staub. The elegant mansion houses the Early American decorative arts and paintings collection of Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts, a congregation of nearly 2,600 furnishings, paintings, and ceramics that populates 28 period rooms in the carefully renovated house. The objects date back as far as 1620, letting the viewer observe the evolution of American taste from the Colonial to Victorian eras. Bayou Bend’s eye-widening assemblage of still lifes, armchairs, and silver was labeled a “treasure-trove” of Americana by Frommer’s, as well as a “must-see” for antiques collectors and gardeners.
The mansion at Bayou Bend is flanked by 14 acres of formal gardens and natural woodlands. Hogg designed the formal gardens as outdoor rooms for hobnobbing and decorated them with statues of a goddess and two muses, inspiring the northern blooms to write sonnets about honeybees. Today, organic gardening methods maintain the flourishing magnolias and crape myrtles.
Almost all of the foodstuffs at Santa Cruz Local Foods hail from farms within a hundred-mile radius, making a weekly shopping trip as eco-friendly as it is convenient. After ordering online, you’ll have a box ready for either pickup or delivery the following Tuesday, packed with eight selections of the season's ripest produce, such as sweet potatoes, apples, avocados, pod-people pods, and lettuce. Bread, cheese, and olive oil might round out your pic-a-nic basketload of fresh, healthy vittles. Besides filling your body with fruit that doesn't have the waxy aftertaste of wax fruit, a box of goodies from Santa Cruz Local Foods fits your carbon footprint into the daintiest sandal and supports family farms in the community.
Aptos Beauty Boutique's staff of well-informed makeup mavens guides customers through shelves stuffed with beauty products from brands such as Murad, Smashbox, and OPI. Upon request, staff members can set skin up on a date with a compatible foundation hue discovered through a complimentary color-matching service, or help customers to embellish their eyelids with vitamin-E-enriched Smashbox eye shadow and golden illuminations peeled from medieval cosmetology manuscripts ($16). Alternatively, scrub down with milk, lavender, or verbena L'Occitane bar soaps ($10) or tint fingernails and toenails with a cornucopia of OPI nail-polish shades ($9). Aptos Beauty Boutique also cossets head foliage with hairstyling products such as Enjoy strong-holding gel, which can add volume and durability to Statue of Liberty–shaped beehives ($18).
We cater to the demand for a unique and interesting nightlife throughout the San Francisco Bay Area by putting on and promoting shows at local venues featuring live music by local artists. All shows feature live music by several Bay Area bands, drink specials and some even tie in art exhibitions.